Winton V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup takes narrow race two pole

V8 Supercars championship leader Jamie Whincup edged out Will Davison to take pole position for race two at Winton

Winton V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup takes narrow race two pole

Whincup had been the early pacesetter in his Triple 8 Holden, but it was Ford Performance Racing's Davison who was ahead going into the final two minutes.

Then Whincup came through with a 1m22.7970s lap to snatch the top spot away, and Davison's team-mate Mark Winterbottom recovered from a mistake on his previous lap to grab second.

Although Davison's response got him back in front of Winterbottom, pole belonged to Whincup by 0.0259 seconds.

Craig Lowndes put the second Triple 8 car fourth despite a scare when Shane van Gisbergen rejoined in his path after a trip off the road.

Van Gisbergen was held in the pits for a minute as a punishment, leaving him 11th on the grid, one place behind his Stone Brothers team-mate Lee Holdsworth, a podium finisher in race one.

Tekno driver Jonathon Webb came close to beating Lowndes to fourth, and just pushed Jason Bright's Brad Jones Holden out of a top-five spot.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m22.7970s 2. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m22.8229s + 0.0259s 3. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m22.8476s + 0.0506s 4. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m23.0228s + 0.2258s 5. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden 1m23.0499s + 0.2529s 6. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m23.0952s + 0.2982s 7. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m23.1129s + 0.3159s 8. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m23.1636s + 0.3666s 9. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden 1m23.1640s + 0.3670s 10. Lee Holdsworth Stone Brothers Ford 1m23.1845s + 0.3875s 11. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m23.2159s + 0.4189s 12. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden 1m23.2926s + 0.4956s 13. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m23.3028s + 0.5058s 14. Alexandre Premat Garry Rogers Holden 1m23.3155s + 0.5185s 15. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m23.3683s + 0.5713s 16. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m23.3778s + 0.5808s 17. Taz Douglas Dumbrell Holden 1m23.4713s + 0.6743s 18. Dean Fiore Triple F/DJR Ford 1m23.5124s + 0.7154s 19. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m23.5243s + 0.7273s 20. Steve Owen Paul Morris/DJR 1m23.5484s + 0.7514s 21. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m23.5576s + 0.7606s 22. Michael Patrizi Tekno Holden 1m23.5849s + 0.7879s 23. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw/HRT Holden 1m23.6279s + 0.8309s 24. Tim Blanchard Kelly Holden 1m23.6566s + 0.8596s 25. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m23.6599s + 0.8629s 26. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m23.6819s + 0.8849s 27. Karl Reindler Kelly Holden 1m23.6854s + 0.8884s 28. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 1m23.8200s + 1.0230s 
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